Since it is starting to get dark earlier and earlier each day, I have been making time in the mornings to hang out with the chickens. When there's plenty of daylight left in the evenings I usually spend more time with them after work, but around this time of year my chicken time shifts to the mornings.
First up, I make sure there's plenty of food in their feeder and they all get started with a big breakfast. This gives me a chance to check out their lovely, fluffy bottoms!
Duchess and Sylvester patiently await their exit from the coop after the breakfast rush.
It's fun to watch them peck and scratch around the run to see if they can find any bugs to munch on. Clearly breakfast is never enough!
Of course Cam has to crow his head off to make sure everyone knows he is there.
If I'm lucky, some of them will come over to say hi and hop up on my boots.
|Still crowing, just in case I didn't realize he was standing on my leg|
After a while, Sylvester gets bored with the chickens and heads off for another adventure.
I love mornings with the chickens. It's a really great way to start the day!